I have a lot of questions. First is can ducks have seizure disorders? One of my male Pekins (about 9 months old) started acting weird the other day and everyday since then. He will stop, stand up almost perfectly straight, bend his neck at a 90* angle, tuck his tail, slowly spread his wings (like he is trying to balance himself)(the wing tips will actually touch the ground), and finally he will bend over until his beak hits the ground. After a few seconds he will sit down, fluff out his feathers and continue about his day as if nothing happened. I've seen him do this about 3-4 times a day for about four days. Do I have to be concerned about this? My DH will be culling the excess male ducks at the end of the month. Should I add him to the list? I don't really want to, as the kids have become attached to him. I also don't want him to be suffering either. Speaking of males is there an earlier detection method besides tale feathers and voice? I noticed something interesting on my first clutch that wasn't on me second clutch. This cluster of feathers was very prominent on the first clutch which seem to all be male. There may be one female, but they are only 2.5 months old and the tale feathers are only starting to curl. On the second clutch they were still there just less visible. The second clutch is only about a month old, so we are still waiting on them to reveal their gender. I was just curious if anyone else had more experience with this.